Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957

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Joyce Cary was a British author, best known as a novelist. Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and raised in England, Cary was a sickly youth who showed a talent for writing and painting; he studied art, but questioned his ability and quit to attend Trinity College, Oxford, instead. He served with the Red Cross during the Balkan War, and joined the Nigerian Political Service, spending his spare time reading and writing. He found initial success with short fiction, and as he began to write novels his style became more complex and sophisticated. The success of The Horses' Mouth, the third novel in his first trilogy, gave him popular acclaim and financial independence. Cary is probably best remembered for creating vivid characters, and using them to explore themes such as personal values, relationships, and freedom.

From the description of Joyce Cary letter, note, and holiday greeting card, 1952-1953. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 155847761

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referencedIn John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957. Joyce Cary letter, note, and holiday greeting card, 1952-1953. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. John Sylvester Fischer papers, 1907-1980 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Great authors poster collection. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors C-G). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Ruth Nanda Anshen Papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Anshen, Ruth Nanda. Ruth Nanda Anshen papers, 1938-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Papers, 1922-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957. Typed letter signed : Oxford, to Mrs. John Gregory, 1956 Oct. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957. Autograph letter signed : Oxford, to Princess Bibesco, 1933 Sept. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith Anshen, Ruth Nanda. person
associatedWith A.P. Watt (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Bibesco, Princess, person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Esquire, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Fischer, John Sylvester, 1910-1978. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Gregory, John, Mrs, person
associatedWith Murdock, Kenneth Ballard, 1895-1975, person
associatedWith Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957 person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
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Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
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Birth 1888-12-07

Death 1957-03-29

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

English

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